When pulling off a full house facelift, knowing your budget is the most important thing.
Once the budget is figured out the facelift can be planned out.
- Will this be a working with "the bones" of the house operation?
- OR maybe a little extra pulls and tucks here and there?
- OR is this a complete and total make over.
The first thing we HAD to give up on our wish list was new flooring.
Our house has (ugly) tile from entry way, to kitchen through the hallway, half bath and laundry room. We do have beautiful hardwood in our family room, dinning room and a boarder of hardwood surrounding carpet in our front living room. The stairs going up are carpeted with carpeting through out the entire upstairs with exception of bathrooms which are tiled.
Plan (with budget in mind)...Keep Tile and save money. Let me just say, I hate this tile!
I did not want the tile to stick out, I wanted it to blend and work with the tile. Colour choice was extremely important for this. I literally took my colour wheel and sat in the middle of the entry way pulling colours and pairing it with the tile.
I wanted something soft and calming, however that made a big impacted. I was planning a focal wall that will be seen from the front door so I did not want to compete against or clash with that.
But most importantly I wanted something clean, fresh and new.
WE WENT WITH Grey Matters Sherwin-Williams
But before we started painting, a plan for the gritty/dingy/smoker yellow wallpaper wrapped around the lower half of the front entry walls encased in gold trim was needed.
First thought...take it all down. It was just so so hard to look at.
However once some of the trim (that was glued onto the wall paper) was taken down the wallpaper wasn't looking so bad.
|Before the paint but with extra trim removed|
I did think about the possibility of installing all new wainscoting, more modern, a lot nicer but then...of course the budget came into play.
And I thought to myself...maybe I can just paint the wallpaper, save some dough and time?
And it turned out GREAT!! I LOVED THE LOOK!!
|Now time to add a little Grey Matters|
|Done! Well, kinda...|